At the Washington, DC stop on the Rock the Bells tour yesterday, an irate Inspectah Deck took the stage and dissed Joe Budden immediately after a performance by Budden's group Slaughterhouse, which also features Royce, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I.
According to reports, Deck said "F--- Joe Budden!" while Budden and crew were backstage. Rumors immediately began to circulate saying Wu-Tang rushed Budden on stage, and that Budden and Raekwon fought, both of which proved to be untrue.
Budden was quick to clear up the situation in a post-show video blog. "I'm not gonna beat anybody up," Budden began. "That that was my initial reaction to hearing that he did that dumb s--- on stage, which lets me know how much of a f-----' coward he is."
In the video, which you can view here and below, Budden made sure to clear up the rumors about his brawling with Rae, saying "There was no scuffle, there was no fight. I didn't even talk to Raekwon. I just went looking for n------."
Budden claims that his groupmates and the tour organizers forced him to hold back from doing anything further than "look" for Deck. "Never in my solo career could a n----- just on stage and just say f--- Joe Budden and it be ok. It took a lot for me to leave that rock the bells venue without finding him," Joe said.
The beef stems from an incident a while back, when Budden said he considered himself a better rapper than Method Man in an interview with Vibe. Although Budden and Raekwon appeared to have hugged it out, Deck jumped in the ring last week with a diss to Budden called "House N----"
Though Budden originally claimed he was letting the diss go out of respect for the Wu, in his video after the Rock the Bells incident he claimed to be working on a response, and hinted at having considered using the Wu's 'Triumph' instrumental to rock over.